Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Wants

Seems everything on my summer wishlist seems to be beauty related. I feel like I can never have too many beauty products I guess. Let me know what your summer wants are. Thanks for stopping by.

Bioderma - $10.35

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Ugly Truth About Your Oral Hygiene

First of all I wanted to apologize for being away from my blog. I have been extremely busy with work lately, but today I wanted to take the time to talk about our oral hygiene. Do you know what's lurking in the air and the germs that linger over to your toothbrush. Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, studies say that uncovered toothbrushes can harbor 100 million bacteria, including E coli bacteria and "staph". 
Now, our mouth was not sterile to begin with, most bathrooms are small and the toilet is pretty close to your sink where you keep your toothbrush. Did you know that every toilet sends a spray of bacteria into the air. 
♥ Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with tap water
♥ Keep it dry
♥ Keep it upright
♥ Keep it to yourself of course, no sharing or putting it to close to another one can transfer bacteria
I personally use a Steripod ($3.99) to keep germs away. Steripod is a clip-on toothbrush sanitizer that kills germs up to three months. What I love about it is that it does not have any cables or requires batteries. Check out their website to get yours. You can also find it in my drugstores as well. 

The second thing I wanted to bring up was using a tongue cleaner. There is a few good benefits in why you should use one on a daily basis. 
♥ Better breath
♥ Removes ama which is a toxic byproduct of improperly digested food
♥ did you know that your tongue is a diagnostic tool, it tells you a lot about your health
♥  It is good for your teeth, because tongue scraping gets rid of nasty stuff in your mouth
♥ You will taste flavors more effectively, proper digestion begins with proper taste and salivation
The one I use is from CVS which is Orabrush Tongue Cleaner  ($5.99) 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunscreens For When Soaking In The Sun

A few years ago, choosing a great sunscreen meant just looking for a good SPF, now is not as simple as it used to be. Sunscreens help shield you from the sun's dangerous UV rays. Did you know that some work by reflecting the light from your face and body. Others absorb the UV rays before they reach your skin. 

So, if you are wondering what to wear this summer get the facts before you purchase your next sunscreen. Now with all this being said, there are several sunscreens out in the market for every skin type. If you are interested in more detailed information from each sunscreen go over to Shape Magazine for their post :)

BEST FOR LIPS- Sun Bum Flavored Lip Balm $4


BEST HAIRCOLOR PROTECTOR - Pureology Precious Oil $40

BEST TRANSLUCENT COVERAGE - CeraVe Sunscreen SPF 50 For Face $14.99 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Sweet Fruits Of Summer

I have been trying to eat clean lately and let me tell you it has been the hardest thing to do! Of course when we think of fruit we think we can indulge in abundance because is "healthy" and it is but it also needs to be consumed in moderation. Why? Fruit calories are made up of carbohydrates, some proteins and very little fat. Fruits contain natural sugar fructose, but when you are trying to eat healthier all natural sugars also need to be eaten with moderation since they do contain healthy nutrients: antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. 

So just to keep you in the loop. I will be posting the calorie intake for fruits we eat regularly. 

Apples (1 medium piece) 72 calories
Grapes 2 calories each
Pears (1 medium piece) 96 calories
Oranges (1 medium piece) 
Cherries 4 calories each
Peaches (1 medium piece) 38 calories
Bananas (1 medium piece) 105 calories
Mangos (1 medium piece) 135 calories
Pineapple (1 wedge serving) 40 calories
Blackberries (1 cup serving) 62 calories
Blueberries (1 cup serving) 83 calories
Cranberries (1 cup serving) 51 calories
Raspberries (1 cup serving) 64 calories
Strawberries (1 cup serving) 49 calories
Cantaloupe (1 wedge serving) 23 calories
Honeydew Melon (1 wedge serving) 45 calories
Watermelon (1 wedge serving) 86 calories

  • Watermelon
  • Mangos
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Melon

Saturday, June 8, 2013

How Can We Get To...Anthony Street!

I am still beat from this weekend, I threw my son's birthday party and it turned out awesome. I couldn't had asked for anything better. I did everything by hand except the paper poms. If you have any questions on where I got some items, leave your comment down below. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Liebster Award

I was nominated by the sweetest HannahBelle, I was so honor that she found my blog and thought I was a good nominee. 


1. Each nominee must answer 11 questions that were asked by the blogger that nominated them.
2. You must choose 11 bloggers who have under 200 followers to pass the award onto.
3.Then come up with 11 questions that they will answer
4. Go to their page and tell them that you have nominated them
5. No tag backs 

1. What's your favorite blog post that you have ever written?
Believe it or not my favorite blog post that I've written has to be my "Homemade Face Masks"
2. What has been you biggest achievement of 2013, so far?
Coping with depression
3. What is your most treasured possession?
My son is the most treasured person in my life right now
4. How long have you been blogging for?
About 2 years now
5. What beauty item is at the top of your wishlist?
KORA organic skincare line from Miranda Kerr
6. Do you prefer lip gloss or lipstick?
Matte lipsticks are my favorite
7. Favorite film?
I can't think of a great film but if it counts I loved "The Sleeping Beauty" growing up and still do
8. The Body Shop or Lush
LUSH even though I still love to shop at both
9. Do you prefer online shopping or going out to the store?
I am definitely an online shopper a bit too much if you ask me
10. High heels or flats?
I wear heels more often but I do love heels
11. Why did you decide to start a blog?
Felt right and thought I shared all my tips and knowledge from beauty school and hairdresser

Thanks to HannahBelle for nominating mo for this award! 

My questions to the nominees:
1. Forever 21 and H&M?
2. One beauty product you can't live without?
3. Fashion icon and why?
4. What is the reason you began your blog?
5. Favorite beauty brand and why?
6. Who is a blogger you follow daily?
7. Posts that you love to read about?
8. Are you loving the oval nails trend or are you sticking with square nails?
9. Favorite beauty guru?
10. Inspiration for your blog?
11. Fashion style?

Bloggers who I tag:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Through My Lenses!

I love Instagram, I have not been posting as much lately due to my busy schedule, but here are just a few from last month. Feel free to follow me @aleyhearts

Monday, June 3, 2013

What To Order At Jamba Juice!

I'm at home juice but when you don't have time, Jamba Juice is a great place to stop by for those cravings and healthier options. Down below I will share all my favorites for you all!

Did you know that the "Classic Smoothie" on the menu, you can get a "Make It Light" version that has 1/3 of calories than the original ones. Some of my all time favorites are:
♥ Mango-A-Go-Go
♥ Strawberry Surf Rider
If you want an extra boost you can get the soy protein boost, it adds 30 calories but it will filly you up throughout the day.

If you want a bit of vegetables order the Apples'n'Greens smoothie, which contains one of three veggies. There are others but the taste for me is not so great. The one I mentioned is great ins taste and also contains: veggie juice blend, bananas, peaches, and mango my fave! It is also gluten free and dairy free!
Although the all fruit smoothies have higher calories since is a ll natural sugar, try not to order these too often as too much sugar can be bad. These smoothies are also vegan options. My fave are:
♥Mega Mango
♥Strawberry Whirl
These particular smoothies contain a boost called Balance, which contain fourteen vitamins and minerals, protein, and fiber. One of the best options is the Peach mango, which contains a Lean Advantage boost! The smoothie contains nothing except the boosts, peaches, mangos, and soy milk!
Now for the fun food! Jamba also has some really healthy food options for you to choose from! My favorites are:
♥Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
♥ Chicken Bistro Panini
♥ Spinach Breakfast Wrap
♥ Turkey Sausage Breakfast Wrap

What is good about these wraps is you can make them a meal by pairing them with a small smoothie.